2018 Fantasy Football Week 15 Injury Impact

by Dylan Small
2020 Fantasy Football Week 10 Rankings

Week 15 . . . can't believe it has already come and gone. Dang, it feels like it was just last week that I was making my pre-season predictions. With that said. enjoy these last weeks because soon enough it'll be the offseason and you are going to be dying for football to come back.

Week 15 was kind of a weird week. Some of the things that seemed to be trending in one direction made a complete 180. For example, the Cowboys. They came off a five game win streak to get shut out by the Titans?!? And did I mention the Steelers? After losing three straight they bounced back in a big way with a win over the Patriots.

As the playoff race heats up and your fantasy season comes to an end, I will assess the major injuries from Week 15 and what to do about these injuries for either your championship or semi-final matchup.

2018 Fantasy Football Week 15 Injury Impact

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Aaron Jones, RB, Green Bay Packers

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Jones suffered a knee injury in the second quarter of Sunday's game. This is not believed to be a major injury. However, he will undergo further tests on Monday to determine the severity.

Considering that the Packers are eliminated from playoff contention and only have two more games. Jones could very well be done for the season. Jamaal Williams filled in in his absence on Sunday and will in the future if Jones is held out multiple weeks.

Williams rushed 12 times for 55 yards and a touchdown and he also added four catches for 42 yards. I think he could be a possible streaming option if you are thin at running back. Jones is clearly the better running back, so if he plays avoid Williams.

Keenan Allen, WR, Los Angeles Chargers

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Allen suffered a hip injury in the first half on TNF. He attempted to return to the game after the injury but was unable to return and end up sitting out the second half.

Allen is the by far the greatest fantasy disappointment of Week 15. He failed to record a single fantasy point after being started in almost 99% of ESPN leagues. He should be fine for Week 15 but I recommend monitoring his status.

Allen will benefit from a longer period of rest because the Chargers are coming off of a short week. The injury isn't a major one and he didn't suffer any structural damage. So, look for Allen to be back on the field for Week 16.

Lamar Miller, RB, Houston Texans

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After being on a tear as of late, Miller had a disappointing Week 15. However, it wasn't really his fault that he had a bad week, he suffered an ankle injury in the first quarter. Alfred Blue filled in for him.

Houston's run game looked terrible against a depleted Jets front seven. They rushed for 47 yards in total with 26 of those coming from Watson. I am skeptical about Miller's availability for the rest of the season.

Bill O'Brien said that Miller would be ready for the playoffs. But, he failed to mention his outlook for the rest of the regular season. For that reason, I really don't like any Texans running backs going forward. I think there is to much risk and not enough reward to play them at this point.

Tyler Boyd, WR, Cincinnati Bengals

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Boyd suffered a right knee injury. The injury did not appear to be major. After the game, he told reporters that he only banged up his knee. And that he fully expects to play in Week 16.

Not much to see here. Really think it is just a minor injury. In conclusion, I think he will play in Week 16 unless he suffers a major setback in practice this week.

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